NBA Playoffs Betting Report: May 12

NBA Playoffs Betting Report: May 12, The NBA’s conference semifinals press-on and with the exception of the Los Angeles Clippers holding a 3-1 series lead over Houston, the other three series are down to a best-of-three scenario after splitting the first four games 2-2.

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Starting in the Eastern Conference, the big game on tap for this Tuesday night is Game 5 between the No. 3 Chicago Bulls and the No. 2 Cleveland Cavaliers. This has been a back-and-forth affair between two Central Division rivals with each team winning once at home and once on the road straight-up. Chicago has a 3-1 edge against the spread and the total has been evenly split as well.

The Cavaliers have been listed by 5Dimes as 5.5-point home favorites to take that all-important 3-2 series lead and the total has been set at 191.

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Later on Tuesday night, the Clippers will try and become the first team to punch their ticket to the Western Conference Finals when they go on the road as three-point favorites to face the Rockets in Game 5 of this best-of-seven clash. The NBA betting odds for the total in this game have been set at 218.

Los Angeles earned a split on the road by winning the series opener 117-101 as a 7.5-point underdog. It has been able to really dial things up at home by outscoring Houston a combined 58 points in two lopsided victories at home as 6.5-point favorites. The total has gone OVER in all four games.

The two top seeds in each conference were able to even-up their series in basically a must-win situation this past Monday night. Atlanta held off the upstart No. 5 Washington Wizards 106-101 as a 4.5-point road favorite to even that series 2-2 SU and ATS after losing Game 1 at home and Game 3 on the road. The total has gone OVER in three of the four games. That series resumes on Wednesday night in Atlanta, but 5Dimes has yet to set the betting odds.

The No. 1 Golden State Warriors lost back-to-back games to No. 5 Memphis after cruising to a 101-86 victory in Game 1 as 10.5-point home favorites. They were able to even the score both SU and ATS with a solid 101-84 win in Game 4 as four-point road favorites. The total has stayed UNDER in all four basketball betting games.

That series resumes on Wednesday as well and 5Dimes has already opened Golden State as a 10-point favorite at home with the total set at 195. Top


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